21 May 2009 Edition
Christy Burke a fearless voice for Dublin Central, says Adams
Adams said the Government wants to make ordinary people pay the price for their destruction of the economy and that Fine Gael - being tipped by the media to take the seat in a backlash against Fianna Fáil - offers no real alternative.
Describing Christy Burke as a tireless campaigner against Government neglect of the constituency, Gerry Adams said voters in Dublin Central had always returned a strong voice to speak up for them in the Dáil and now is not the time to let the Government ignore their needs.
“Christy Burke has been a fearless voice for downtrodden and neglected communities in Dublin for decades,” Gerry Adams said.
“A founding member of the Concerned Parents Against Drugs, Christy drew state and media attention to the threat drugs posed to society when the Government did nothing about the problem.
“One of the city’s hardest-working public representatives, Christy’s tireless campaigning, with others, resulted in long-overdue improvements to Dickensian housing conditions in the inner city.
“Christy’s belief in the importance of educational opportunity for young people in this community saw him fight tooth and nail for a community college and improvements to local schools.
“The people of Dublin Central have always returned at least one strong voice to speak up for them in the Dáil. The Government should not be allowed to ignore the needs of this constituency.
“There is a choice in this election. Sinn Féin represents an alternative type of politics. In the Dáil, Christy Burke will be a fearless voice for the people of Dublin Central.”